Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Italian intermodal hub to become a reality thanks to EU support

Creation date: August 10, 2011

The preliminary study to realise a modern intermodal hub at the Fontanarossa International Airport in Catania (Italy) will receive €1 million in EU support from the 2010 TEN-T Annual Call. The study will develop plans for the optimal solution for building a single intermodal hub at the airport able to provide an effective multimodal interchange.


The EU funded study involves the preparation of detailed designs in order to obtain all the necessary permits to build a large intermodal hub connecting the Catania airport to the local road network and to four main railway lines:

  • the high speed railway line Catania-Palermo
  • the Messina-Catania-Syracuse railway line
  • the urban rail link connecting the port to the Bicocca freight station and Catania central station
  • the Circumetnea metro line

Once realised, the hub will become the convergence point of the area’s major transport infrastructure, allowing for passengers and freight to quickly and easily transfer between air, rail and road, thereby fostering co-modality and efficient mobility.


For more information, please consult the project's page!



Read the press release in Italian - .pdf (15.2 KB)